When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2018


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BULLETIN: Democrat Sandra J. Peake and Republican Charley Prine are the Judicial Candidates running for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County in the 2014 Midterm Elections to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014


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Democrat Sandra Peake defeats fellow Democrat Julia Maldonado in the 2014 Democratic Primary race for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County Texas

By Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston-Texas Business Connections Magazine

The race for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County between Sandra Peake and Julia Maldonado went down to the wire on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Democratic primary.
Maldonado was the endorsed candidate in the race by Houston’s only daily newspaper. However, when all the ballots were in, 973 votes stood between Maldonado and her dream of becoming a judge.
Sandra Peake led this contest from start to finish. Peake, when the voting was complete had 23,261 votes for 51.07% of the vote. Maldonado, in her losing effort gained 22,288 votes for 48.93% of the vote to come up just short of what she needed to win.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER 4TH

Though Peake won her inner-party primary battle with Maldonado, her toughest challenge is going to be to figure out a way to beat Charley Prine, the winner of the Republican primary.

JUDGE YORK DIDN'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

The incumbent judge for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County is (Republican) Judge Jim York. Judge York did not seek re-election in the 2014 Republican primary. However, Charley Prine and Angelina D.A. Gooden decided to seek the Republican nomination. But at the end of the night, it would be Prine who would emerge victorious in this showdown. He easily defeated his fellow Republican by receiving more the 84,428 votes for 78.43% of the vote. Gooden received just 23,216 votes for 21.57% of the vote in her losing bid.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (Democrat) Sandra J. Peake and (Republican) Charley Prine will battle to see who will be the next judge for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County.

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